Facing the Future

February 3, 2002

The legendary movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn once said, you should never predict anything, especially the future.  But it’s human nature to go to extremes for a sneak peak of what lies around the corner.  In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, an astrophysicist sheds some light on the far-out fate of the universe.  And, wacky predictions for the future, from head transplants to planet creation.

  1. Lawrence Krauss on the Fate of the Universe

    Astrophysicist Lawrence Krauss tells Steve Paulson that the latest news in cosmology is that the universe is still expanding and at an accelerating rate.

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  2. Ron Sadoff on Science Fiction Music

    Ron Sadoff, who teaches film studies at New York University, takes Anne Strainchamps on a tour of the best sci-fi music.

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  3. Jonathan Margolis on Future Technology

    Jonathan Margolis talks with Jim Fleming about some of the innovations futurologists are predicting for us all, from ear stud cell phones to on-line vacations and cybersex.

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  4. Adam Hanft on the Dictionary of the Future

    Adam Hanft and Faith Popcorn are the authors of the “Dictionary of the Future.”  We hear lots of examples of the “words, terms and trends that define the way we’ll live, work and talk.”

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  5. Ronald Mallet on Time Travel

    Physicist Ronald Mallet tells Anne Strainchamps why he thinks he can use light to bend the fabric of space and achieve time travel.

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